Thursday, November 23, 2017
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ARI – Sharpshooters, Pass Masters, and Ball Handlers

The final pieces to the Attacker Rating Index (ARI) are shooting, passing and ball handling. The best attackers in these various categories are: Sharpshooters The most impactful shooters...
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ARI – Dazzling Dribblers (and the most fouled)

Dribbling has to factor into the Attacker Rating Index (ARI). A difference making dribbler can be invaluable to a team. Of course, there has to...
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ARI – Masters of the Cross

Now we take a look at the cross masters amongst the wide forwards and attacking midfielders that go into our Attacker Rating Index (ARI). Any...
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ARI – The Goal Contribution Leaders

As we prepare to unleash the newest updates to our Attacker Rating Index (ARI), we will provide into the broad categories that factor into...

Infographic: Europe’s Assist Kings (updated)

The 2016/17 league seasons are past us and now all the stats can be aggregated. Who are the leading assist men across Europe's top...
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Bel Calcio

beau·ti·ful ˈbyo͞odəfəl/ adjective adjective: beautiful pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically. Beautiful football Equated to mean attacking football by many - if not most - is one of the phrases on which football...
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A Cold, Rainy Night in Stoke

So perpetrated and ingrained has been the cliché that the word Stoke has become a sort of synonym for long balls and negative football....

The Ballon d’Or: An MVP award

Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo on winning his fourth Ballon d’Or award on December 12th. Whether you agree or not, it is a fantastic achievement...

The Little Magician

Every team has an engine, the integral player(s) in midfield that instigates the attack and performs defensive duties. The midfield positions are perhaps the...
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Ranked: Europe’s 25 Best Wide FWDs/AMs

B90M's Rating Index for Wide Forwards and Attacking Midfielders (ARI) After the intrigue surrounding the Striker Rating Index we introduce the real power list. This is...

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FBRI – Pass Accuracy and Ball Retention

Safety is a highly valued commodity in defending. In the era of back threes and converted wingers playing fullback and wingback, who are the...

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Is Zlatan worth it for United?

Three years into the reconstruction process and things aren’t quite up to speed at Manchester United. Amidst those frustrating years, perhaps some solace can...

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